It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. David "Dave" Norman Mardon
. Dave died at his home in Richmond, KY on August 29, 2020 after living with Parkinson's Disease for many years.
Dave moved to Kentucky in 1976 when he began his 23-year teaching career at Eastern Kentucky University. While he loved teaching, he also conducted research and published papers and was an active member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Microbiology, and the Kentucky Academy of Science.
After retiring from EKU, he enjoyed playing golf in a senior league and with friends, including former colleagues Ray Otero and Bob Creek. He had a deep appreciation for nature; he was a hiker, a gardener, and a finder of four-leaf clovers.
Dave will be remembered for his kindness to others, natural curiosity, mischievous smiles, and love for seafood and chocolate desserts.
He was born in Syracuse, NY, and is is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Leinwand Mardon, stepmother, Edith Pekofsky Mardon, brother, William Mardon, and a special friend, Harry Wing. He is survived by his wife, Mary Susan Bascom Mardon; five children, David Mardon, Dorothy Mardon, Jon Mardon, Keith Markland, and Sarah Mardon; four granddaughters, including Miranda Markland and Brittany Markland; one great-granddaughter, Madeline Markland, and his dog, Buddy.
Graveside services will be at 11 AM, Friday, September 4, 2020 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sharpsburg, KY. Memorials may be directed to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association or a charity or organization of your choice. Taul Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.